26 March 2012
Do you love cats? Do you live in the Gwent area?
Gwent Cats Protection has an ever growing number of cats that need to come into care but we have nowhere to put them. With the 2012 kitten season already underway, we are looking for volunteers to help us.
Do you have room in your home to foster a cat, if so, read on.
- As a fosterer you could have between 1 and 3 cats to look after.
- If you already have your own cats you can still foster as long as the foster cats are kept separate in a self contained area or room as during their stay with you they are unable to go outdoors. Typically this is a spare room where you can set up a bed, litter tray and a water and feeding area.
- We give full support and provide everything that's needed, including food, cat litter, and equipment, so you incur no costs.
- We cover any vets fees that may occur from time to time whilst a cat is in your care but you will need to be able to drive to take the cat for these occasional vet visits.
All we are looking for in a fosterer is someone to offer a safe home, some patience, and time to care for the cats. Many cats need homes only for a short period – maybe a few days or sometimes a few weeks – and we always talk to our volunteers first before placing a cat with them.
Undoubtedly, the biggest benefit to fostering is the knowledge that you're helping an animal progress towards a better future. Sometimes this can be the first time in its life that the cat has felt safe, cared for and loved.
If you think you can help or would like further information please contact us